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Principal Mechanical Engineer

Requisition ID: R10077019

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum, MD, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Polygraph
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

The Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) Advanced Processing Solutions Business pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines the leading edge of exotic new technologies, and drives advances in the sciences. One of our most challenging new fields is Transformational Computing, which combines the unique properties of superconductivity and quantum mechanics to develop radical new energy-efficient computing systems. Our team is chartered with providing the skills to transform computing beyond Moore’s Law, advancing development of computer architectures, processing/memory subsystems, and large-scale high-performance computing systems. You’ll work in a fast-paced team environment alongside a broad array of scientists and engineers to make these processing solutions a reality and deliver remarkable new advantages to the warfighter. The Network Information Solutions (NIS) Advanced Processing sector is seeking a Mechanical Design Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals who will be responsible for the project management of various mechanical design efforts, such as microelectronics packaging design, cryogenic component design, and other related efforts. A Mechanical Design Engineer needs to be able to interface with their engineering peers on the program to best understand the desired product. They should be comfortable with the complete project development flow, from working with supply chain, managing schedule, developing a bill of materials, overseeing the build of the end product, and ultimately managing the configuration of the completed product. They should also be comfortable taking the lead during the design phase of a project and should be skilled in the use of the standard design tools, such as 2D CAD platforms (preferably AutoCAD), and 3D CAD platforms (preferably Siemens NX or Solidworks). The candidate must possess or be able to obtain and maintain a secret clearance.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Designing cutting edge mechanical components for use in cryogenic systems and subsystems - Interfacing with electrical design counterparts, physicists, thermal and structural analysts, and manufacturing teams throughout the entire project lifecycle
  • Maintaining configuration documentation and component supply during product use lifetime
  • Coordinating with drafting, manufacturing, and supply chain teams to provide consultation as needed for successful fabrication and delivery of completed products
  • Supporting development of analysis/testing of delivered products for design verification to ensure a smooth transition into production

Basic Qualifications for Principal Mechanical Design Engineer:

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering or science discipline with 5+ years of experience in mechanical engineering or related area, Master's Degree with 3+ years of experience, or PhD with 6 plus months of post-doctorate experience
  • Experience with Solidworks, NX or other 3D modeling software
  • Experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Must be able to obtain a TS/SCI clearance, U.S Citizenship is a pre-requisite

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with electronics packaging and cabling
  • Active DOD TS/SCI Clearance
  • Effective verbal and written communication, ability to work in a team environment
  • Experience with cryogenic systems
  • Experience with AutoCAD

Salary Range: $88,000 USD - $132,000 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.